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Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Cranberries and Almonds

January 23, 2013 by Laura

Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Cranberries and Almonds
With the cold days we’ve been having lately, I’ve been craving hearty, comforting breakfasts to start the day out with warm-you-up-from-the-inside goodness. Yesterday it got down to 20 degrees, which for this southern California native is unimaginably cold (especially when it comes time to walk the pup!). This creamy Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Cranberries and Almonds is the perfect remedy for below-freezing temperatures, and a delicious way to wake up on a winter morning.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Cranberries and Almonds
A comforting winter breakfast recipe: hearty Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Cranberries and Almonds.
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Yield: 2 servings
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the milk, water and salt just to a boil.
  2. Add the oats and turn the heat down to medium. Cook for 1-2 minutes, then add the remaining ingredients and cook for another 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the oatmeal is thick and creamy. Serve warm with fresh sliced fruit, as desired.


  • Reply Oya April 29, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    This was delicious! It was my first oatmeal recipe, and I am soo making it for breakfast whenever I can. I added honey instead of sugar though and it gave it a very nice touch. Also, I used fresh pineapple and melon with it. Yummy!

    • Reply Laura April 30, 2013 at 10:38 am

      Thank you Oya! I often replace sugar with honey to be a bit more natural… I’ve never tried adding tropical fruit but that sounds yummy!

  • Reply Kristen January 28, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Some of the best oatmeal I have ever made! I have a cold and made this for lunch since I am out of canned soup! I substituted dried cherries and pecans for the almonds and cranberries and loved the oatmeal!

    • Reply Laura January 28, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it! I hope you feel better… :)

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